Seventeenth Century Poetry

Seventeenth Century Poetry: The Schools of Donne and Johnson edited by Hugh Kenner, 5/5

I thought reading this book would be a chore, but it turned out to be a rare delight.  The hardest part about reading it was not having anyone around to share the poems with, especially George Herbert’s (he was my favorite).  Just enough editorial markings and biographical information are included to make this accessible while still challenging.  I was surprised to find that a few of the poems are so racy/innuendo-filled that they make the Song of Solomon look like a book of the Bible.


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